Septuagenarian Lightning Champion

Terry Whitton was in imperious form to win the Lightning Championship with a 100% score 6/6. There was a fine performance also from Emmet Clarke clear second on 5/6, though not having played Terry, probably due to his second round loss, so that he came up on the rails in the finishing straight. The podium was completed by a crowded third step with no fewer than five players finishing on 4/6. 1 – Terry Whitton, 6/6; Lightning Champion 2 – […]

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Lightning Championship – 3 August

Tournament Secretary, Mark Murrell has managed to plan most of our regular season events, despite two lockdowns in the last year. The Club Championship is in progress, next up is the Lightning Championship, on 3 August. For those new to Lightning chess, this is possibly a culture shock: a buzzer sounds every 10 seconds and the player on move has to move on the buzzer, not before, not after. Entry to the Lightning is via the usual Attendance Form which, […]

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